Paradox And Interconnectedness: Seeing The World Through New Eyes

As the musician and activist Kathy Mattea once sagely observed: ‘That’s the great paradox of living on this earth, that in the midst of great pain you can have great joy as well’. Nowhere have I observed this paradox played out with such thought-provoking beauty and profundity than in the experimental non-narrative documentary by Ron … More Paradox And Interconnectedness: Seeing The World Through New Eyes

The First Retreat Of 2013!

Dear Friends, The next Merton Fellowship day retreat will be held on Saturday 9th March 2013 at University Road Moravian Church, Belfast (http://www.moravian.org.uk/pages/congregations/belfast_uni.html) The topic of the retreat is ‘Practicing Lectio Divina & Contemplative Prayer’; it will begin at 10am and finish at 4pm, with refreshments provided (please bring a packed lunch). As with all … More The First Retreat Of 2013!

New Merton Fellowship to be Launched in Ireland…

I’ve started a new website for a new organisation – The Merton Fellowship for Peace and Contemplative Living in Ireland.  The fellowship is an informal network of individuals interested in living a life of peace and contemplation based on the example and writings of Thomas Merton, the Cistercian monk and spiritual writer.  The fellowship, which … More New Merton Fellowship to be Launched in Ireland…